Advising should be a collaborative effort between you and a professor who specializes in your field. Both of you share a responsibility for making this relationship work. The initial purpose of advising is to help you make decisions regarding classes. However, the more successful your relationship is, the sooner it will lead to your taking more responsibility for your own program of study. Through the years you work together, you become a team whose goal is to make sure you do as well as you can while at Chowan and graduate with a degree that has prepared you for your chosen career or the next step in your education. Both you and your advisor share responsibility for fostering this relationship so that you make the most of your opportunities at Chowan.